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We were lucky because even though we'd just missed a tour starting they arranged for one just for... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Drimnagh Caste is Ireland's only moated castle. Set in the suburb of Drimnagh in South Dublin, we are an authentic medieval castle with over 700 years of history. We have been the setting for many films, TV shows and historic events.
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Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restoration project should be supported so much more. The moat should also be looked after especially for the resident ducks. The castle is smaller than the likes of Blarney or Kilkenny but that doesn't take from it. Would love to see the herbs in...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We were lucky because even though we'd just missed a tour starting they arranged for one just for us to save us waiting around. Richard (I think) was really informative and a good laugh. The castle is pretty tucked away but well worth an hour...More

1  Thank DanHuckle81
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

In the multiple castles we visited while we were in Dublin this is by far my favorite castle. We payed to do the tour and our tour guide Denise was amazing. She took the time to explain everything and answer any questions. It was very...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Probably the best €5 you can spend in Dublin. A brilliant restoration of the castle and gardens. The tour guide ( Denise?) was a mine of information on the history of the castle and the restoration project. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Fergus B
Reviewed 2 May 2018

For 5 euros we got a great tour. We were the only ones there and the guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and informative. It's a really cool little tucked away location. Definitely worth the bus ride out from the city center.

Thank Erik C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Absolutely loved this little castle and gardens. If you want to see what it might have been like living in fourteen and fifteenth century Ireland, make sure to visit Drimnaugh Castle. Its recent renovation reignited life into the original structures giving us a glimpse into...More

3  Thank skels0
Reviewed 12 November 2017

My wife and I took the Number 123 Bus from ChristChurch directly to the Drimnagh Castle (You will need to tell the Driver your destination). The bus stop is across the street from the Long Mile Inn. The Castle entrance is down the Main Street...More

4  Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My trip to this little gem didn't start off well with Taxis and Uber but I am greatful I did not give up even though I was slightly rushed. Everything I read was true although I did not find I had to lower my expectations...More

2  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We held a party here and we had a fantastic day. Its a beautiful little castle inside and out, with a lovely courtyard and garden...it even has a moat! The staff were so helpful & nice. This is a great location for an outdoor or...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Nestling among the modern buildings is this jewel from a bygone time.I visited on a beautiful sunny day.The gardener was cutting hay(yep ,cutting hay)in a nearby meadow,but stopped to inquire if we needed any help. Proceeded to give us a history lesson and transported us...More

Thank Philip C
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Rachel K
3 December 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we paid after the tour. I think it was about 4.50 euros per person. They do have a website and you can get more detailed info there.
5 November 2016|
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Response from Liza R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free off street parking available. If for any reason you cannot access the parking (if the gate is closed) you can park in the nearby Aldi supermarket carpark.
Kim M
8 September 2015|
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Response from BeaEva2013 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that taking a bus is much easier and the bus stop is in front of the castle.